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Books are #StrongerThan Bullets: Why Malala Day matters

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Today much of the world is celebrating July 14 as Malala Day. It coincides with Malala Yousafzai’s birthday 2 days earlier – this year she turns 17. In her young life, Malala has become a powerful leader and inspiration for a global movement, not only for girls’ education, but education for all. She’s a courageous advocate, speaker, author, and a living example of how education can transform not just individual lives – but whole societies. But Malala Day is more than just a celebration of one person’s life and fight – it’s a chance for us to lend our voices and take action…

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How can I help?

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It’s a question we get asked all too often, and it comes in many different shapes and sizes. “How can I help?” “Let me know what you need.” “I would like to get involved!” “I’ve got some time now and want to volunteer my time.” “What would be the best way for me to make a difference?” “What can I do?” “I’ve got x y & z skills, and I’d like to support One Girl’s work!” Firstly? This is awesome. We know there are so many passionate people out there who maybe aren’t getting that ‘fire in the belly’ feeling…

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Working for charities and the myth of altruism

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You’re not just here “to make a difference” – and that’s OKAY! Here’s a controversial statement for you: “No one works for a charity out of the goodness of their own heart.” Does that sound outrageous to you, or do you agree? Usually the first thing people say when I tell them that I work for a charity is just how great a person I must be to be in this ‘noble’ line of work. And while the polite (and socially acceptable) thing might be to smile, look humble, and say thank you – what I REALLY want to say is, Nope….

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Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

The deadliest disease on Earth is now in Sierra Leone

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The first time I heard about the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) was right before I went to Africa for the first time in 2008. I was at one of my best friend’s house saying my goodbyes, and the conversation went a little something like this: Friend: I hope you don’t get Ebola. Me: What’s Ebola? Friend: You know the movie Outbreak? Me: The one with the monkeys? Friend: Yeah, that’s Ebola. Me: Oh. After recovering from my shock in realising that the 1995 movie Outbreak was actually based on a real disease, I went home and googled Ebola. Thankfully at…

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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: One Girl’s Half Yearly Review

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I’m the kind of person who LOVES to dream. Vision boards, meditation sessions, streams of consciousness writing. When I have a dream, I want to bring it to life. Part of that is actually setting strategies and plans to get there. It’s not enough to dream, you need to take create a map and take action to achieve your goals. For the first time ever we have a strategy to move us in the direction of our dreams. And in order to make sure that it inspired us, we called it.. “One Girl’s Strategy for Epic Business Growth and World…

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#onegirlgala: A night to remember

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A few months back, our Events team came together and started working on the One Girl’s Cocktail Gala. We hadn’t held one for 2 years, and we knew we wanted to bring it back this year. But it had to be a step up from our Gala in 2012. It needed to be an epic event, in every single way. We wanted to blow people away. We wanted to be ambitious, and to expand what we thought was possible. Our last Cocktail Gala brought so many people into the world of One Girl, and it was an inspiring night. But this year…

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